Project to create a playground

CDH Volunteering Program About Playground Realisation.

CDH volunteering program to create a playground for a rural school, village or public place.

Project name: TYPE Z

Field: Community transformation.

Playground implementation: example toboggan

Context and work involved

The project is about to create a playground for villages cities and publics place in Togo.

Centre des Hommes had observe and had assess that towns and villages have lack of places where children, youth or the community can thrive, can make leisure activities, can play, can have a rest and can have fun. CDH decide to lunch the project to create playground which is community transformation.        


  • Knowledge of the local educational environment.
  • Leisure activities such as walks, outings, parties, African cuisine, entertainment, and an insight into African life.
  • Direct contact with the population.
  • Sharing of values ​​from the work camp through cultural exchange.
  • A special excursion led by Centre des Hommes for volunteers.
  • Discover a new culture and traditions, especially those of the EWES peoples.
  • Discover the cultures, languages, cuisines, folklore and traditions of local and international volunteers.
  • Involvement with, and understanding of the African communal approach to life through cultural activities such as drawing, theatre, reading, etc..
  • Experience of active participation in an education project and learning about intercultural relations.
  • A certificate for participation in a CDH volunteering program in Togo.
  • The certificate can be be used for a CV and as evidence in a job search for students.
  • Life-changing experience and the gaining of new life skills.
  • Knowledge of active participation in the program for creating a playground in order to transform the community  and the learning of intercultural relations.


All volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful, honest and disciplined manner. They should abide by the reasonable requests of Center des Hommes staff. They are expected to inform their local supervisor of any trip away from the work area. CDH reserves the right to exclude anyone who behaves in an inappropriate way.


Kpalimé and its surrounding villages.

Kpalimé is a city located in the southwest of Togo, in the prefecture of Kloto. It is a city where agriculture is the main activity, from where comes more than 50% of the agricultural wealth of the country. Kpalimé is in Togo's mountainous region, with panoramic views, rivers, forests and tourist activities such as mountain walking and going to little-known waterfalls etc. Kpalimé is a city of artists, where most of the young people find their income from arts of all kinds. Around it are villages with real need is felt and calls on us to intervene.  The volunteering programs are focused on these villages.


Short-term stay volunteering for creating playground activities.  Duration of 30 days is possible with an emphasis on creating playground in order to transform one place.

Participation fees

Each expatriate volunteer must pay a participation fee of €850 euro to the NGO Centre des Hommes. This pays for accommodation, food, travel from Lomé to the work camp place, management of the project during the entire stay, and above all, for the project.  It also helps volunteers who cannot afford the participation fee to participate in the program.  Special outings are provided by the CDH from the participation fee.  For the best functioning of the project, we try to recruit volunteer groups of 20 people at a time.

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Any volunteers who will come to our project or program must receive an invitation letter, signed by the Executive Director of CDH. This invitation letter contains the reason for travel, the duration and so on. In addition to the invitation letter some other documents may be sent to the volunteer, or may be required from the volunteer, as proof of the right to enter the country. We invite you to contact us and make sure that you hold the necessary documentation before you leave from your country to Togo.

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